Mets Pull Away Against Twins

Dominic Smith hit the go-ahead three-run home run for the New York Mets off of  Trevor May to give them a 5-3 lead in the seventh-inning. New York was batting in the eighth-inning against the Minnesota Twins on the road.

Adeiny Hechavarria hit a routine pop up to left fielder Eddie Rosario with two outs. Rosario dropped the fly ball and it allowed two runs to score. Jeff McNeil also had an RBI double, Dominic Smith had an RBI single, and Pete Alonso hit a two-run homer off of Matt Magill en route to a 14-4 Mets victory over the Twins.

Eddie Rosario had an RBI groundout in the eighth-inning for Minnesota.

New York scored three more runs in the ninth-inning on a Amed Rosario two-run triple and a Adeiny Hechavarria RBI double.

The other runs that were scored in this game was on a Miguel Sano RBI single in the second-inning for Minnesota, a Amed Rosario solo home run off of Martin Perez in the third-inning for New York, a Nelson Cruz solo home run off of Jason Vargas in the third-inning for the Minnesota Twins, a Todd Frazier ground ball that forced a double play but a runner scored from third base, and a Mitch Garver solo home run for Minnesota in the fifth-inning off of Vargas.

Jason Vargas (4-5) was the winning pitcher for the Mets. He pitched six innings and gave up five hits and three runs. Vargas walked one batter and struck out four.

Trevor May (3-3) was the losing pitcher for the Twins. He pitched one inning and gave up three hits and three runs. May also struck out a batter.

Minnesota’s lead in the American League Central standings has shrunk to four games. The Cleveland Indians are currently behind them.

New York is only five games back for the second wild card spot in the National League. They will have a monster four-game set on the road against the San Francisco Giants starting on Thursday night. This will most likely seal their fate on what to do at the trade deadline.

The Minnesota Twins will start a monstrous four-game set at home against the Oakland Athletics starting on Thursday night.


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